Hello and welcome!

My name is Melissa, and I’m a 39-year-old married mother of two littles, ages five and three. After living overseas for the last six years (three years each in Australia and Qatar), we’ve repatriated back to the U.S. for at least the next couple of years.

This site serves as a repository for my random musings and provides an internet backstop for my identity online.

I first heard about Beautycounter a few years back and started paying attention while undergoing testing on thyroid nodules during spring/summer 2018. I joined Beautycounter to help spread the word about making a switch to cleaner products, which became even more important to me after two surgeries for thyroid cancer in summer 2018.

My career has been an industry mash-up and while I do want to make my way back to working as an instructional designer, I’m in a different season of life.

For better or worse, I’m an Enneagram Type 5 with a 6 wing and I try really hard to not hide in my house all the time.

If you’ve made it this far, thanks and I hope to hear from you in the comments or on Instagram, where I’m fairly active on Stories.